Job Opportunity: UNC Chapel Hill, Writing Center

The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for the full-time, permanent position of English Language Specialist. Duties include organizing and leading graduate-level academic writing groups and intercultural speaking groups, developing and leading instructional modules in academic communication, developing multimedia instructional materials, training writing coaches to work with L2 writers, and contributing to Writing Center initiatives. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in TESOL, Foreign Language Education, or related field (PhD preferred) and 2-5 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language at the college level. Demonstrated skill teaching academic English for graduate students, prior employment in a college-level writing center, and tech or web skills are advantages. Salary commensurate with experience. Address materials to Dr. Gigi Taylor and submit application here.

New Journal: Writers: Craft & Context

Inaugural Issue: Now Accepting Submissions!

Writers: Craft & Context is a new open-access interdisciplinary journal that publishes a wide array of material focused on the lived experiences of writers: the work they do, the contexts in which they compose and circulate their work, how they are impacted by policies and pedagogies (broadly conceived) and how they develop across the lifespan.

Anticipated launch date: January 2020

Submission window: September 16 – November 16, 2019




Job Opportunity: University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre

The University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre is seeking an experienced writing centre tutor to fill an 18-month contract role to begin immediately.

The role will be posted until filled. Applications can be submitted here.

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) providing individual and small-group appointments (grad and undergrad), facilitating workshops, collaborating with course instructors, and working with a team of communication specialists to deliver various programs and services on campus. Experience with a range of disciplines, genres, and academic and professional documents is an asset in this role.


Call for Proposals: 2020 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference

The Association for Writing Across the Curriculum, the conference directors, and the conference advisory board are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2020 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. The conference will be held June 3rd through 6th at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The deadline for proposals is October 14, 2019. Proposals can be submitted here.

Proposals are welcome in the following general areas:

  • The history of WAC
  • The role of WAC as an educational movement
  • WAC pedagogy and practices
  • WAC program design and leadership
  • The impact of larger educational contexts and trends on WAC pedagogy and practices
  • WAC as an international and transnational movement
  • The role of WAC in addressing social justice
  • The impact of WAC in diverse social and linguistic contexts
  • WAC and institutional and interdisciplinary dynamics
  • The impact of the polis on WAC

The following types of submissions are welcome:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Panels (typically, three or four speakers)
  • Roundtables (typically, more than three or four speakers)
  • Individual presentations (which will be combined with other proposals to form a panel)
  • Teaching demonstrations
  • Poster presentations (both print and digital)

Annual Awards

The 2019 Annual Award for Best Dissertation submitted in 2018 goes to Sarah Whyte (Waterloo, 2018) for her dissertation, The Rhetorical Life of Surgical Checklists: A Burkean Analysis with Implications for Knowledge Translation. 

The 2019 Annual Award for Best Article or Chapter published in 2018 by a member of CASDW goes to James Corcoran, Antoinette Gagné, and Megan McIntosh for “A conversation about ‘editing’ plurilingual scholars’ thesis writing” in Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing 28 (2018).

Honourable Mention was awarded to Katja Thieme and Mary Ann S. Saunders for “How do you wish to be cited? Citation practices and a scholarly community of care in trans studies” in Journal of English for Academic Purposes 32 (2018).

Congratulations to all the winners!